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Ex-boxers Ginley and Walsh join the new wave of young up-and-coming trainers

THE image of a boxing coach is rapidly changing with the new age of young coaches who have fresh ideas and new methods coming to the fore. Throw in the experience of having boxed as a professional and you have a perfect mix and that is the case with two of West Belfast’s newest cornermen, […]

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‘People’s champion’ Frampton can become a global superstar: Schaefer

RICHARD Schaefer senses parallels between Carl Frampton and former fan-favourite, Ricky Hatton as ‘The Jackal’ prepares to take over Las Vegas next Saturday, January 28. Schaefer – a former Swiss banker-turned CEO of Golden Boy Promotions who split with Oscar De La Hoya’s promotional outfit in 2014 before returning to the boxing world under his […]

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Choose comfort over style when buying trainers

HOPEFULLY by this stage you have at least tried on those shiny new trainers writes Jim Clinton. I normally wear my new trainers for a few days, walking about in them to break them in. Then it is a few miles jogging/running building up to a weekly mileage that suits whatever race/run I am preparing […]

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Holy Family prospect Kearney cries foul over U22 Championship walkover

MISSING out on the chance to represent Ireland at the U22 European Championships would have been hard enough to take had Connor Kearney lost a fight. That the opportunity was snatched from him without stepping foot inside the ring makes the pain even greater. The Holy Family clubman has revealed a catalogue of errors led […]

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Sambo: ‘Antrim must learn from Kilkenny loss’

ANTRIM manager Terence McNaughton insists he was not too despondent after Sunday’s drubbing at the hands of Kilkenny. The Walsh Cup loss may have been a harrowing experience for a number of the younger Saffrons, but the heavy defeat was littered with positives. Once again, goalkeeper Chrissy O’Connell was on top form. Despite conceding six […]

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Saffrons suffer third successive defeat

Bank Of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup Section B Fermanagh 0-19 Antrim 0-5 A MISERABLE Dr McKenna Cup campaign drew to a harrowing conclusion for Antrim last night as Fermanagh claimed a 14-point win at Brewster Park. Defeats in the pre-season competition are normally taken with a pitch of salt, but this loss clearly rattled the […]

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